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[movies]Ted Trobaugh 14June2012 Yiddish Book Center - Emily
Ted Trobaugh, active member of the Jewish Community of Amherst, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on June 14, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story.
Keywords: Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 16
[movies]Velvel Pasternak 15Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Velvel Pasternak was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on August 15, 2011 at his home in New York. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Velvel Pasternak Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hankus Netsky, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Cedarhurst, NY, August 15, 2011. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/VelvelPasternak15aug2011YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Yiddish language; Music; song; singing; Press; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Religion and ritual; United States; Velvel Pasternak; sheet music; recrdings
Downloads: 191
[movies]Lili Bermant 10nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Lili Bermant is an 83-year-old widow from Antwerp, Belgium, who most recently lived in Amherst, Massachusetts. This was her second interview with the Wexler Oral History Project. In the first interview, Lili talked mostly about her early years: growing up in Belgium and her escape to the United States via France, Spain, and Cuba. This second interview started with her move to the United States in December 1945...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; United States; Canada; Travel; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 89
[movies]Jeff Warschauer 28December2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Jeff Warschauer was interviewed by Pauline Katz at KlezKamp in the Catskills on December 28, 2010. Jeff begins his interview with a careful outline of his family’s history. His father’s side came from Poland and Latvia; and, his maternal Latvian grandmother often spoke Yiddish. His mother’s side, with which he had a closer relationship, came from Germany. They were an orthodox family, but, as Jeff points out, in the German way which meant being fully observant, but very present in the curr...
Keywords: Career and Professional Life; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Synagogue; shul; temple; Klezmer; Music; song; singing; United States; Yiddish learning; Yiddish language; Jewish Identity; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; Jewish professions; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Jeff Warschauer; KlezKamp
Downloads: 28
[movies]Boris Rubenstein 15May2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Boris Rubenstein was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 15, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Boris Rubinstein, child and adolescent psychiatrist, grew up in Mexico City, Mexico. He explained that both his father and mother immigrated from Eastern Europe—Poland and Ukraine—to Mexico City. His father left Eastern Europe as a teenager, while his mother left as a young child, both following family members across the ocean...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Press; Radio; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Mexico; Boris Rubenstein
Downloads: 50
[movies]Yaffa Gunner 15May2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Yaffa Gunner, active member of the Jewish Community of Amherst, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on May 15, 2012, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Yaffa Gunner begins her interview by describing her family background; both of her parents were born in Hungary and immigrated to the United States. Her father left for the US before the First World War, but her mother only managed to arrive after the war ended, with two children in tow...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Feminism; Soviet Union; United States; Youth group; Transmission; Jewish community; Rural; Travel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 17
[movies]Amalia Charles 7February2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Amalia Charles, a former intern at the Wexler Oral History Center, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on February 2, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Amalia Charles; Harvard IL; Chicago; Smith College; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Episcopalian; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage
Downloads: 14
[movies]Lawrence Bush 20March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Lawrence Bush, editor of Jewish Currents magazine, was interviewed by Jayne Pearl on March 20, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Literature; Books; Jewish professions; Scholarship; Academia; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Politics and political movements; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Pesakh; Passover; Education; Summer camp; Israel; Hebrew; Advice; Lawrence Bush; Secular; Socialism; Communism; Bar Mitzvah; Union; Civil Rights Movement; The Joys of Yiddish; Rabbi Alexander Schindler; Phillip Roth
Downloads: 6
[movies]Benjy Fox-Rosen 30December2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Benjy Rox-Rosen was interviewed by Pauline Katz at KlezKamp in the Catskills on December 30, 2010. Benjy Fox-Rosen’s interview begins with an in-depth exploration of his family’s history. Benjy details how his paternal grandparents were from Poland, his grandfather from Lvov and his grandmother from Krakow; and, how his maternal grandparents were from Germany, his grandfather from Vienna and his grandmother from Dormant...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Music; Klezmer; song; singing; Career and Professional Life; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Travel; Yiddish personalities; Transmission; United States; Eastern Europe; KlezKamp; Benjy Fox-Rosen; bass; vocalist; singer
Downloads: 34
[movies]Ingrid 17oct2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Rachel)
Ingrid, an 81-year-old woman from Germany, started with her childhood in the 1930s, in a town called Eschwege. An only child, she grew up in a somewhat secular Jewish home, surrounded by more religious extended family. Ingrid always wanted to go to New York. She talked a bit about Kristallnacht in her town; her home was not destroyed but some of her friends' homes/businesses were. Ingrid was on a Kindertransport train to Sweden...
Keywords: Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Religion and ritual; World War Two; Holocaust; Western Europe; United States; Travel; Other Jewish languages; Jewish holidays; Family traditions; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Germany; Eschwege; Kristallnacht; Kindertransport; Sweden; New York City; German; English; ghetto; Auschwitz; 1944; letters; stockings; gold; correspondance; Worchester; Massachusetts; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 95
[movies]Ben Zion Shenker 3July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Ben Zion Shenker, a world-renowned composer of nigunim (wordless melodies) in the Modzitzer Hasidic dynasty's tradition, was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on July 3, 2012 in Brooklyn, New York. Ben Zion was raised in a musical home. His father was a cantor and he was considered a child prodigy by many. Throughout his career, Ben Zion has appeared on WEVD Yiddish Radio and has composed and recorded many niggunim which are used throughout the Orthodox world...
Keywords: Jewish education; Music; song; singing; Radio; Israel; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Advice; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; United States; Ben Zion Shenker; Modzitzer; Choir; Composing; Cantor; Khazn; WEVD; Mizmor L'David; Nign; Niggun; New York; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 35
[movies]Ghita Wolpowitz 22April2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Ghita Wolpowitz, a Lithuanian Jew who grew up in Zimbabwe, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 22, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Theater; Dance; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Africa; Bulowayo; Rhodesia; Zimbabwe; South Africa; Korne (Kaunos); Habonim; 30s; 40s; 50s; 60s; conservadox; conservative; orthodox
Downloads: 9
[movies]Paul Charette 1May2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Paul Charette was interviewed by Allie Brudney on May 1, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Paul Charette Oral History Interview, interviewed by Allie Brudney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, May 1, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Paul Charette; Southampton; Amherst; Holyoke; Great Barrington; MA; Massachusetts; TX; Texas; Bloomington; IN; Indiana; Jewish Community of Amherst; JCA; Sons of Zion; 2000s; Orthodoz; Reconstructionist; Conservative; Catholic; Protestant; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 10
[movies]Ron Finegold 14Dec2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Ron Finegold, audio recording engineer and curator of notable recordings at Montreal's Jewish Public Library, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 13, 2011 at the Jewish Public Library in Montreal, Quebec. Ron's father's side of the family came to Montreal as a group through the Jewish Colonization Program in South America. Ron's mother was born in 1896, and lived in Płoskirów, now known as Khmelnytskyi, in modern-day Ukraine, from 1914-1921...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish learning; Other Jewish languages; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Canada; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Family history; stories about ancestors; Hebrew; Other languages; Jewish community; Jewish International Aid Society; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 42
[movies]Michael Katz 24July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Michael Katz was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 24, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. He is the father of former fellow, Pauline Katz. Michael Katz’s interview begins with a detailed account of his family’s long standing Jewish progressive cultural identification. Michael explains that he is (at least) a third generation Jew who was deeply invested in Yiddish culture and language—what he calls Yiddishkeit...
Keywords: Mike Katz; Michael Katz; Wexler Oral History Project; Coming back to Yiddish; Music; Transmission; song; singing; Yiddish language; United States; Politics and political movements; Religion and ritual; Bar Mitzvah; Vietnam War; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish culture: Music; Yiddish scene (U.S.); nybc; ybc; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish; Jewish; Jewish culture; Yiddish culture
Downloads: 37
[movies]Tine Kindermann 30December2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Tine Kindermann grew up in Berlin, West Germany. She lived in a suburban area that was quiet and filled with greenery. Her parents had also grown up in Berlin during the war. Tine went to elementary school near her home, but her high school was in a different part of Berlin. Following high school, Tine held a three year apprenticeship where she began to develop her skills as an artist. In 1988 Tine went to a free outdoor 8 week world music festival in Berlin...
Keywords: Tine Kindermann; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Visual Arts; Klezmer; Music; song; singing; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Synagogue; shul; temple; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Pesakh; Passover; Jewish community; Anti-Semitism; Roots/heritage; Transmission; United States; Western Europe; German; Germany
Downloads: 51
[movies]Edythe Bloom 02May2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Edythe Bloom was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 2, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Edythe Bloom Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, May 2, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Rural; Urban; Travel; Palestine; Kiev; Allentown PA; Delaware; Haganah; 50s; 40s; Orthodox; Hasdisim; Reform; Social Work; Strudel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 29
[movies]Allen Katz 7August2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Allen Katz, former student at the Yiddish Folk Shule in the Wynnefield neighborhood of Philadelphia, was interviewed by Dorothy Goldstone on August 7, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. Allen was born in Philadelphia to parents from Ukraine and Romania. His first exposure to Yiddish came from his grandmother, who lived with them and spoke only Yiddish in the home. Later, Allen's mother insisted that he attend the Wynnefield Folk Shule so that he could learn formal Yiddish grammar...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Theater; song; singing; Radio; Literature; Books; Poetry; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Rosh Hashanah; Eastern Europe; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; Shtetl; Allen Katz; Wingdale; West Philadelphia; Arbetter Ring; Folkschule; 1940's; cultural Jew
Downloads: 21
[movies]Nancy Sherman 13October2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Rachel)
Nancy Sherman was interviewed on October 13, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center. Nancy Sherman’s interview begins with a brief overview of her family’s history. As Nancy shares details of her maternal family’s arrival in the United States, she describes the success story of her great-grandmother who began as a worker in a sweatshop and eventually became an interior designer. Nancy then describes her life at the border of Queens and Long Island in New York...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Food and culinary traditions; Childhood; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Literature; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage; Assimilation; Travel; Kiev; Amherst; Brother's ashkenazi; Anna Margolin; Kadia Molodovsky; Leonard Bernstein; Aaron Lansky; Itzik Manger; Sholem Aleichem; Hadassah; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 41
[movies]Alec Burko 12March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Alec Burko, a graduate student and staff member at the Yiddish Forverts, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on March 12, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Film; Israel; Newspapers; Press; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Theater; Radio; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Hebrew; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Roots/heritage; Travel; Alec Burko; Leyzer Burko; New York City; Yiddish Forverts; Yugntruf; Yidish-vokh; Yiddishist; Yiddishism; Jewish Theological Seminary; Hassidism; Folksbiene; WEVD; Nahum Stutchkoff; German
Downloads: 43
[movies]Wolf Wittenberg 8June2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Wolf (Velyl/Bill) Wittenberg was born in London, England in 1920. His father had tried to bring the family to America where he has established roots but found it impossible to get any further than England due to the First World War. As Wolf's father did not like England he moved the family to Lodz, Poland, where Wolf lived with his mother and three siblings in an aunt's house while his father tried to bring the family to America...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Wolf Wittenberg, Advice, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Holocaust, Religion and ritual, Israel, Eastern Europe, United States, Jewish community, Travel, Ellis Island, Lodz, Poland, South Bronx, New York, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Sholem Aleichem, John F. Kennedy, 1930a-1990s, Bund, labor movements, civil rights, feminism, orthodox, Hasidism, reconstructionist
Downloads: 9
[movies]Adah Bakalinsky 10January2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Adah Bakalinsky, philanthropist and walking advocate, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 10, 2013 at her home in San Francisco, California. Adah is a frequent walker and is the author of "Stairway Walks of San Francisco." To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Coming back to Yiddish; Simchat Torah; Simkhas torah; Zionism; Education; Synagogue; shul; temple; Eastern Europe; Adah Bakalinsky; California; San Francisco; Orthodox; Conservative; Reform; St. Paul MN; Minnesota; Poland
Downloads: 12
[movies]Efim Chorny 23August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Efim Chorny begins his interview detailing his family heritage. His mother and her family were from Moldova and his father’s family were from Czechoslovakia. Efim grew up in Kishinev. As a child, Efim knew that his parents and grandparents spoke Yiddish, but living in the Soviet Union, he spoke mostly Russian. The first portion of the interview goes over in detail what it meant to be Jewish in Soviet Russia, as Efim describes the ways his grandparents and parents tried to observe holidays...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Music; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Rural; Moldova; communism; socialism; KlezKanada; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 67
[movies]Herman Rotenberg 14May2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Herman Rotenberg was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 14, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Herman Rotenberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, May 14, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories; Jewish identity; Coming back to Yiddish stories; Theater; Music; Film; Press/Radio; Literature; Career and professional life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and Ritual; United States; Politics and political movements; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Herman Rotenberg; 47th avenue; Hungary; Austrio-Hungary; 50s; 60s; Orthodox; Diamond District; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 13
[movies]Norman Feinberg 28october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Norman Feinberg, retired college professor of music at Mercy College, is the youngest son of the late Leon Feinberg, Yiddish poet, author of many books, and regional editor for the Yiddish paper Der Tog. Norman recounts how his father came to the United States, first at age 14, alone, to follow his father, and the second time after graduating from Moscow University, once the family had become disillusioned with Communism...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish personalities; family history and stories; childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; immigration migration and place; literature; press/radio; education; religion and ritual; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Russia; New York City; United States and Canada; politics and political movements; Jewish communities; urban; shtetl; Marc Chagall; Albert Einstein; Maurice Schwartz; Itsik Manger; Sholem Ash; Der Tog; Freiheit; children of Yiddish personalities
Downloads: 81
[movies]Lili Bermant 26oct2010 Yiddish Book Center
Lili Bermant is an 83-year-old widow from Antwerp, Belgium, currently living in Amherst, Massachusetts. Lili started the interview talking about her upbringing in Belgium before the outbreak of World War II. Both of her parents were Jewish, her mother from a religious family in Poland. Her mother, wanting to get a better education, came to Belgium from Poland. She spoke German and French. Lili's father spoke Flemish and Yiddish, but as Lili said, somehow they made it work...
Keywords: Antwerp; Belgium; Amherst; Massachusetts; Poland; Holocaust; France; Cuba; Jewish Identity; Shomer Haditi; New York; Bar Mitzvah; Diamond Broker; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; and place; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Latin America; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Travel; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 160
[movies]Joel Halpern 4March2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Joel Halpern, professor emeritus of Anthropology at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, focused on his childhood and Jewish stories from his career and anthropological field work. His paternal background came from Austro-Hungarian Galicia at the turn of the twentieth century, and his maternal grandparents from Lithuania at the end of the nineteenth century. Both his parents were born and later lived in the New York area...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Ethnography; Scholarship; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Family traditions; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Travel; Gaelic; Bronx; NY; Lekenik; Croatia; Serbia; Alaska; Orasac; Fiddler on the Roof; Communist Party; UMass Amherst; Anthropology
Downloads: 96
[movies]David Mazower 28march2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
David Mazower is the great-grandson of acclaimed Yiddish author and playwright Sholem Asch. Mazower, who was raised and still lives in England, tells of his own background and encounters with Yiddish alongside stories of his great grandfather. Interestingly, on both sides of his family Mazower has strong Yiddish ties. His great grandfather on his father’s side, Max Mazower, was a Bundist active in Vilna at the turn of the 20th Century...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; National Yiddish Book Center; books; Yiddish culture: theatre; Yiddish personalities; Yiddish language; old country; Holocaust; family history and stories; childhood; Jewish identity; Yiddish learning; theater; literature; ethnography; scholarship; education; religion and ritual; Israel; Eastern Europe; Feminism; United States; transmission; roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of; urban; shtetl; Kutno; Poland; London; England; Abraham Cahan; Marc Chagall; God of Vengeance; Yiddish Translation; gender
Downloads: 386
[movies]Zackary Sholem Berger 26August2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Zackary Sholem Berger, doctor, Yiddish translator, activist, and blogger, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 26, 2012 at Yidish-Vokh in Maryland. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story.
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish scene; Hebrew; Other languages; Israel; Poetry; Books; Transmission; United States; Childhood; Yiddish revival and activism; Zionism; Press; Education; Religion and ritual; Yiddish Book Center; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Advice; Zackary Sholem Berger; Yiddishist; Yiddishism; Louisville KY; Kentucky; New York City; Translation; Translator; Dr. Seuss; Joshua Shikl Fishman; Yiddishland; Spain; Russia; Hungary; Mordkhe Schaechter; Itche Goldberg
Downloads: 28
[movies]William Robin 18Oct2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
William Robin was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 18, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: William Robin Oral History Interview, interviewed by Mark Gerstein, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, October 18, 2011...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Other Jewish languages; Radio; Press; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Shtetl; Assimilation; Travel; Hebrew; Jewish education; Jewish Federation; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; WWII; Orthodox; Reform; William Robin; Providence RI; Brown University; GI Bill; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 8
[movies]Alice Ahart 7November2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Alice Ahart, a retired speech language pathologist, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on November 17, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Alice Ahart grew up in Windsor, Ontario, right across the border from Detroit, where her mother’s extended family lived. Having left Europe after the borders to the United States were closed to Eastern European immigration, her parents settled in Canada and waited to be allowed into the goldene medine (the “Golden Land”)...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; and place; Film; Press; Radio; Literature; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Rural; Urban; Assimilation; Windsor; Canada; Detroit; I.L. Peretz School; 1940s; 1950s; conservative; social justice; Alice Ahart; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 50
[movies]Rachel Becker 21May2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Rachel Becker was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on May 21, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Rachel Becker Oral History Interview, interviewed by Emma Morgenstern, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, May 21, 2012...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Hebrew; Visual Arts; Literature; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Rural; Travel; Rachel Becker; Sholem Aleichem; Leyden MA; Boston; Massachusetts; Jerusalem; Amherst MA; Hampshire College; Hampshire Jewish Student Union; UMASS Hillel; 1990s; 2000s; 2012s; Hippie; Counterculture Movement; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 27
[movies]Mindle Crystel Gross 13March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Mindle Crystel Gross, native speaker and translator of Yiddish, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 13, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Mindle grew up in Brooklyn in what she calls an "observant, but not religious" household. Her parents were both amateur Yiddish poets and transmitted their passion for the language to their daughter by speaking Yiddish exclusively in the home. Mindle also received instruction in Yiddish language and culture in the Sholem Aleichem shule system, which she was...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Theater; Music; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Jewish community; Urban; Travel; Mindle; Crystel Gross; Bronx; New York City; NYC; Boynton Beach; Florida; Long Island; Avrom Reyzn; Arbeter Ring; Workmen's Circle; 1950s; 1960s; 1990s; 2000s; Translation
Downloads: 16
[movies]Fred Irving 16February2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Fred Irving was interviewed by Allie Brudney on February 16, 2012, at the Yiddish Book Center. Fred Irving spends the first half of his interview describing his time as a prisoner of war (POW) during World War II. Fred volunteered to be a navigator in the air corps of the US military. While on a mission to bomb a synthetic oil field, his plane was shot down over Hungary. Fred managed to parachute out of the plane and survived, only to endure more horrors...
Keywords: Childhood; Jewish Identity; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Jewish education; Eastern Europe; Advice; Religion and ritual; Western Europe; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Assimilation; Soviet Union; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; Jewish community; Travel; Fred Irving; Air Force; Prisoner of War; Military; General Patton; Army; 1940s; Unitarianism; Brown University; Providence RI; Rhode Island; Tuskegee Airmen; Navigator; British; German; Nuremberg; Bar Mitzvah; Jamaica; Hungary; Germany; Iceland; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 45
[movies]Albert Berkowitz 13october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Albert Berkowitz was a docent at the Yiddish Book Center for ten years. He began by talking about his family, especially his grandmother (the only of that generation he ever knew) from Rumania. He described how his grandmother came to Staten Island with her children (some by marriage - she had three husbands, all of whom she outlived - and some her own) after selling all of her assets after her third husband died...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Immigration; Migration; and place; Music; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Urban; Assimilation; Washington; D.C; Classical music; philharmonic; New York City; U.S. Maritime service; docent; English tutor; Tibet; literacy; mamaliga; Ploesti; Rumania; grandmother; kosher; shabbes; chorus; Young at Heart
Downloads: 48
[movies]David Berg 20August2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
David Berg, a South Philadelphia native, was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on August 20, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. In his interview, David talks about his childhood in Jewish South Philadelphia. He recalls the unique row home shuls which lined his block and talks about his own efforts to save his childhood synagogue. In addition, David speaks more broadly about the history of Jews and Jewish culture in Philadelphia...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Music; Klezmer; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Synagogue; shul; temple; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Rosh Hashanah; Yom Kippor; Yom Kippur; Pesakh; Passover; Simchat Torah; Simkhas torah; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Old Country; Eastern Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation
Downloads: 8
[movies]Phyllis Herda 09Mar2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Phyllis Herda was interviewed by Sara Israel on March 9, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Phyllis Herda Oral History Interview, interviewed by Sara Israel, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 9, 2012...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Jewish community; Urban; Yiddish language; Jewish Identity; Childhood; Religion and ritual; Pesakh; Passover; Jewish education; Education; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike United States; Yiddish Book Center; Feminism; Israel; Zionism; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Advice; Eastern Europe; Immigration; Migration; Career and Professional Life; Phyllis Herda; Massachusetts; Chelsea MA; Medford MA; Bat Mitzvah; Michael Bloomberg; Schirlif School; Girl Scouts; Young Judaea; Conversion; Library; Jewish Community of Amherst; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 19
[movies]Hans Herda 26March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Hans Herda, retired math professor and Yiddish Book Center volunteer, was interviewed by Sara Israel on March 26, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; World War Two; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; Western Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Hebrew; Hans Herda; Germany; Berlin; Detroit; Kyoto Japan; Rehovot Israel; 1940s; Conversion; Christmas; Easter; 1950s; 1960s; Comics; Wayne State University; Mathematics; German; IL Peretz; Kashrut; Kosher; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 14
[movies]Troim Katz Handler 11March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Troim Katz Handler, daughter of Yiddish poet Menke Katz, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 11, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Troim was born to Menke and his then wife Chaske, herself a poet. Her mother, she says, was utterly devoted to Menke, while he lived as a bachelor away from his family. Troim was raised in the home of her maternal grandparents. It was her grandmother, and not her famous father, who encouraged her love of Yiddish literature...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Jewish community; Assimilation; Troim Katz Handler; Passaic NJ; New Jersey; Menke Katz; Itche Goldberg; Dovid Katz; Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order; JPFO; International Workers Order; IWO; Lubavitch; Chabad; Satmar; Orthodox; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 22
[movies]Wyatt Miles 15April2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Wyatt Miles is a first year at Hampshire College. He was born in Los Angeles, CA and moved to Kauai, Hawaii when he was six years old. He speaks in depth about how he experienced life as a Jew, a "displaced" person, and as a person from Hawaii. Wyatt describes his childhood, adapting to the culture of Kauai, and experiencing the land and nature. There are many facets through which he connects to his Jewish identity, particularly through his close relationship with his mother, as well as through ...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Music; Film; Literature; Books; Poetry; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Religion and ritual; Jewish education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Pesakh; Passover; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike Old Country; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Rural; Kauai; Los Angeles; Joseph Brodsky; Yiddish Book Center; 1990s; 2000s; displacement; minority; Wyatt Miles; Yiddish Book Center; Hampshire College; JanTerm; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 58
[movies]Charles Corfield 5july2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Charles Corfield begins his interview with a briefing on his limited knowledge of his family's lineage. With two parents from Wales, Charles remembers his life in the newly developed, liberal democratic, and diverse town of Win Garden City in the United Kingdom. His life growing up was very secular, and he remembers the tolerance of his community. He reminisces about how the town's shul was built next to the Friend's meeting house, as one of many examples of his town's common ongoings...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Yiddish speaker; Music; Klezmer; song; singing; Literature; Books; Newspapers; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Synagogue; shul; temple; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Western Europe; United States; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Assimilation; Travel; Forverts; Yiddish Daily Forward; ultramarathon; runner; running; technology; England; Cambridge
Downloads: 63
[movies]Eva Raby 10July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Eva Raby, former director of the Montreal Jewish Public Library, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 10, 2012, in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Theater; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Hebrew; Canada; Yiddish personalities; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Urban; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; song; singing; Jewish education; Eastern Europe; Eva Raby; Russian; Montreal; Vilna; Vilne; Vilnius; Bialystock; Rachel Korn; Avrom Reisen; Avrom Sutskever; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Yidishe folks shuln; Jewish People's Schools; Labor Zionism; YIVO; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Katshorginsky; Lenin; Trotsky; Publishing; Ruth Wisse; Aaron Lansky; Yiddish Talking Books; Kinder Klangen; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 9
[movies]Anita Barlow 10October2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Anita Barlow was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 10, 2013, in Edmond, Oklahoma. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Theater; song; singing; Literature; Books; Newspapers; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Synagogue; shul; temple; Soviet Union; United States; Western Europe; Eastern Europe; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Rural; Jewish community; Kazakhstan; Paris; France; Oklahoma City; Oklahoma; HIAS; Forverts; Jewish Daily Forward; 1940s; 1950s; 2010s; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 12
[movies]Mei Li Isaacson 11Apr2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Mei Li Isaacson was interviewed by Allie Brudney on April 11, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Mei Li Isaacson Oral History Interview, interviewed by Allie Brudney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, April 11, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Urban; Travel; Pesakh; Passover; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike Family history; stories about ancestors; Hebrew; Mei Li Isaacson; San Francisco; China; Hampshire College; Urban School; 1990s; 2000s; Chinese American International School; Franz Kafka; Metamorphosis; Yuri Vedenyapin; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 23
[movies]Elie Adelman 23July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Elie Adelman, 2012 Steiner Summer Program student, was interviewed by Sara Israel on July 23, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. Elie grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts in a Conservative Jewish home and attended day school. He later moved to Jerusalem to study Musicology and Politics at Hebrew University. He discusses his affinity for Yiddish as well as the way that it interacts with Hebrew in modern Israel...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Elie Adelman; Steiner Summer Program; Springfield MA; Massachusetts; Hebrew University; Jewish Music Resource Center; Musicology; Daniel Kahn; Geoff Berner; Jerusalem; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Music; Film; Literature; Poetry; Ethnography; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Religion and ritual; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Jewish community; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Hebrew; Synagogue; shul; temple
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[movies]Milly Guberman Kravetz 12Mar2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Milly Guberman Kravetz was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 12, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Milly Guberman Kravetz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 12, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Hebrew; Theater; Film; Press; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Education; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Mildred Guberman Kravetz; Sholem Aleichem; Hillel; Social Work; Labor Zionism; Suburban; Malden MA; Boston; Workmen's Circle; Arbeter Ring; 1930s; 1940s; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 21
[movies]Riva Ginsburg 11March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Riva Ginsburg, the daughter of Holocaust survivors and Yiddish teacher and translator, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on March 11, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Riva was born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany to Soviet partisans who came from neighboring towns in Belarus. She spends the beginning of the interview primarily telling their stories, including her mother's narrow escape from a ghetto liquidation and the story of how her father and his brother were responsible for blowing up tw...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Music; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Jewish community; Assimilation; Riva Ginsburg; Germany; Troy NY; New York; Belarus; Dovid Katz; Ruth Wisse; Helen Epstein; Binghamton University; Florida Atlantic University; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1990s; 2000s; Underground Resistance; Reform; Orthodox; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 16
[movies]Sophia Olkhova 26July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Sophia Olkhova, 2012 Steiner Summer Program student, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on July 26, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. Sophia was born in Russia and came to the United States at the age of three. Growing up, she had no connection to Jewish religion or culture. Instead, she says, her mentality was that of the first generation American, with an emphasis on personal success and ambition. It was not until she went to Hampshire College that she was exposed to Judaism through her friends t...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Sophia Olkhova; Florida; Amherst MA; New York City; California; Poland; Czech Republic; Hampshire College; Yiddish Book Center; 1990s; 2000s; 2012s; San Francisco; Hampshire College Jewish Student Union; Russian; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Other languages; Ethnography
Downloads: 4
[movies]Paul Berg 26Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Paul Berg was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 26, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Paul Berg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Vilnius, Lithuania, July 26, 2012. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/PaulBerg26jul2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Theater; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Latin America; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Travel; Love/Relationships; Yiddish speaker; Bronx; New York City; New York; NY; NYC; Vilna; Vilne; Vilnius; San Diego; Mexico; Paul Berg; Michigan; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 40
[movies]Paul Kaye 28July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Paul Kaye, who helped rescue survivors of the Holocaust and fought in Israel’s War of Independence, was interviewed by Hillary Ossip on July 28, 2011, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Paul begins by describing his family background. His father, whose original family name was Kamenetsky, came from Odessa and his mother from Lemberg (also known as Lwow or Lviv). They met on the Lower East Side of New York City...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; United States; World War Two; Immigration; Migration; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Jewish Identity; Childhood; Education; Transmission; Urban; Israel; Food and culinary traditions; Yiddish Book Center; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Hebrew; Career and Professional Life; Paul Kaye; New York City; Navy; 1940s; 1990s; Long Island; Queens NY; Temple Hillel Long Island; Haganah; Bronx; Bar Mitzvah; Hatikvah (ship); Cyprus; UJA Federation; American Veterans of Israel
Downloads: 38
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